€5,300 Main Event

Early Agony

• Nível 1: 50-100, 0 ante

Two PokerStars players had an early confrontation; Radif Sharifullin from Russia and Alejandro Gonzalez Olaechea from Spain. On a flop of {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}{k-Spades} Sharifullin bet 325 from the cut off and was raised by Olaechea to 750. Sharifullin looked pained but after considering his options raised him back to 1,950. After a short pause Olaechea made the call. The {a-Clubs} on the turn led both players to check and the river was the {3-Spades}. Olaechea toyed with his stack and then bet 2,750. Sharifullin looked like someone had punched him in the gut. Had the check on the turn left Olaechea an opportunity to bluff? He cut out the calling chips and reluctantly pushed them over the line. “Full house.” Said the dealer as Olaechea flipped over {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}. Olaechea, despondent, mucked.